Tennessee senior tight end Luke Stocker was selected Monday as one of eight semifinalists for the 2010 John Mackey Award, presented annually by the Nassau County Sports Commission to the nation's most outstanding tight end.
Among the Vols, Stocker ranks third with 28 receptions and fourth with 306 receiving yards. The senior standout is the only Vol with a reception in each game in 2010 and has hauled in multiple catches in all but one contest. He leads UT with 35 consecutive starts.
Stocker is just the second Tennessee tight end to be named a semifinalist for the Mackey Award since it was first presented in 2000. Former Vol and current Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten earned Mackey Award semifinalist honors in 2002.
The 2010 John Mackey Award finalists will be announced Monday, Nov. 22, at www.johnmackeyaward.org.
Other semifinalists for the 2010 John Mackey Award were:
George Bryan, Jr., North Carolina State
Michael Egnew, Jr., Missouri
Ladarius Green, Jr., Louisiana
Daniel Hardy, Sr., Idaho
Lance Kendricks, Sr., Wisconsin
Allen Reisner, Sr., Iowa
D.J. Williams, Sr., Arkansas